Past event

Research Event

Implications of Escalating Insecurity in Central Mozambique

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, African Peace and Security


Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House


A deteriorating security situation in central Mozambique is threatening two decades of peace. Since April 2013 a number of armed incidents between supporters of opposition party RENAMO and the Mozambican government have increased, resulting in the closure of Mozambique’s premier game park, travel on the main north-South highway in central Mozambique being put under military escort, and a cut in coal exports from Tete province.

The speakers will assess how this tense situation came about, its implications and future trends.

Attendance is by invitation only.